Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm

KALW’s weekly magazine of the performing arts in the Bay Area, featuring live interviews with musicians, choreographers, and actors, with occasional in-studio performances and ticket giveaways.  Produced by Niels Swinkels.

(For segment/guest suggestions, email david@kalw.org.)

 

This week on Open Air, KALW's radio magazine of the Bay Area performing arts scene, you'll hear about the Central Works production of "Edward King" written and directed by Gary Graves, a new comedy about finding your roots.  Liss Fain talks about the Liss Fain Dance premiere of "Known Once" based on stories collected in partnership with 826 Valencia as well as The Redwoods, a mixed-income residential community for seniors in Mill Valley; actor Adam Strau

Steve Disenhof

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Robert Moses about the world premiere of ‘Trick Bags/Trap Doors/Painted Corners’, created by Robert Moses, together with guest choreographers Terence Marling and Latanya d. Tigner.

Chris Hardy

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe’s guests include Berkeley Symphony Executive Director René Mandel, who discusses the performance of Shostakovich’s choral masterpiece Symphony No. 13, ‘Babi Yar’, on May 4 at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, plus the orchestra’s collaboration with KALW.

Jeff Zender

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with dancer and choreographer Stacey Printz, artistic director of Printz Dance Project (PDP), about the world premiere of GLASSlands, an evening-length dance project that explores ‘proximity, visibility, technology and connection in a culture of ever increasing emotional and intimate distances’. Choreographed by Printz and featuring set designs by Sean Riley, GLASSlands is performed May 4-6 at Z Space in San Francisco. 

Eva Soltes

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Steven Schick, artistic director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, about this weekend’s celebration of California composer Lou Harrison’s 100th birthday at Z Space in San Francisco, with concerts, talks and a film screening.

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with director Robert Kelley about ‘Rags’, a musical saga of immigrant America from the creators of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and ‘Wicked’, currently at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, through April 30.

Tristram Kenton

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors Olivier Normand and Wellesley Robertson III, who play Jean Cocteau and Miles Davis in Robert Lepage’s internationally acclaimed play, ‘Needles and Opium’, on stage at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) through April 23, 2017.

SF Playhouse

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographers Kristin Damrow, Lili Weckler and Alyssandra Wu about ‘Wild Bodies’, the 68th edition of ODC’s Pilot Program, in which six artists are challenged to choreograph new innovative works under the close mentorship of ODC’s staff and resident choreographer, Lizz Roman. ‘Pilot 68: Wild Bodies’ is presented at ODC Dance Commons on April 8 and 9.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Michael Begale and Giacomo Digrigoli, members of the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, about upcoming concerts in collaboration with the SF Girls Chorus, this weekend (March 25 and 26), featuring the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé.

David Allen

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actresses Stacy Ross and Martha Brigham, who star as controversial 1930’s German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl at different stages in her life in the play ‘Leni’, currently at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, through May 7.

Andy Mogg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Erika Hassan, dancer and assistant artistic director for SOULSKIN Dance, about ‘Satin & Swing’, a brand new work that is part of the company’s 4th Season, this weekend at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with radio host and standup comedian Maureen Langan about her new solo show ‘Daughter of a Garbageman’, on stage at The Marsh in San Francisco through March 25.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer John Adams in celebration of his 70th birthday, and the performances this week of Adams' work ‘Scheherazade.2’, subtitled a ‘Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra’, with violin soloist Leila Josefowicz, and conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.

John Hefti

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe visits with actor Michael Doherty who plays the lead role in the fast-paced irreverent comedy ‘Hand to God’, on stage at Berkeley Rep through March 19.

 You’ll hear about the Exit Theatre production of Larry Larson and Levi Lee's Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening with The Illuminati)” from actor/director Harvey T. Jordan.  More...

Todd Rosenberg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with conductor Alasdair Neale and composer Mason Bates, about this coming weekend’s concerts by the Marin Symphony featuring Bates’ ‘Devils Radio’, and violinist Midori playing Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto.

Liz Olson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Cutting Ball Theater’s Artistic Director Paige Rogers, about the production of Ibsen’s masterpiece ‘Hedda Gabler’, directed by Yury Urnov, and starring Britney Frazier, who will both be joining the conversation. ‘Hedda Gabler’ opens this weekend.

Marty Sohl

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer Stephen Eddins, whose one-act chamber opera ‘Why I live at the P.O.’ is part of West Edge Opera’sSnapshot’ program on January 21st and 22nd, featuring excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. West Edge’s General Director Mark Streshinsky joins us to explain.

This week on Open Air, guest host Peter Robinson talks with actor, clown and comedian Bill Irwin, about his show ‘On Beckett’, a personal exploration of Samuel Beckett’s plays, prose and poetry, with which he returns to the American Conservatory Theater next week.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Sherri Young, Executive Director  of the African-American Shakespeare Company about the production of ‘Cinderella’ by AASC, opening on December 22nd at The Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Joining them is Samantha Rose Williams, who plays the lead role. 

Sweet Can Productions

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with conductor Randall Craig Fleischer, who leads the live performances of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, with live actors, an animated backdrop, and Vince Guaraldi’s music, performed by the San Francisco Symphony and the Symphony Chorus, starting December 21.

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors Rodney Earl Jackson and Nanci Zoppi, who feature in the musical ‘She Loves Me’, currently at SF Playhouse.

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actress and singer Laura Michelle Kelly who plays the role of Anna Leonowens in the SHN production of ‘The King and I’, currently at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. 

Robbie Sweeny

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright, performance poet, actor, and Public Radio host Al Letson about ‘Summer in Sanctuary’, his show about his work as a creative writing teacher at a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, currently at The Marsh in San Francisco.

David Allen

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with RETNA, the graffiti artist who designed the current production of Verdi’s ‘Aida’ at San Francisco Opera.

This week on a music-filled Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Peninsula Symphony’s music director Mitchell Klein about this weekend’s concert featuring pianist Conrad Tao and a new work by composer Carolyn Bremer, who also joins us in-studio. 

Lawrence Rickford

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, a 1966 winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, who plays this week with the San Francisco Symphony as part of his 70th birthday grand tour, playing Mozart’s D minor piano concerto, No. 20, from 1785.

J. Norrena

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Music Director Ben Simon  about the upcoming concert of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, which includes the world premiere of a newly commissioned ‘Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra’ by composer Evan Price, who is also in the studio.

Lin Cariffe

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Russel Blackwood, Artistic Director of Thrillpeddlers, and co-director of Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks’, the Annual Extravaganza of Terror & Titillation, opening this weekend at The Hypnodrome in San Francisco.

Sven Hagolani

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Sheyna Burt, North American president of the World Doctors Orchestra which gives two charity concerts at the San Francisco Conservatory. We are talking to conductor and artistic director Paul Flight and Dutch bass-baritone Marc Pantus about upcoming performances of the Matthew Passion by the California Bach Society, and a recital by Pantus of a program with poetry from Heinrich Heine, set to music by Dutch composers from the 19th century. Composer Paul Dresher stops by to discuss the world premiere of his new piece for the Berkeley Symphony, ‘Crazy Eights & Fractured Symmetries’. Jane Ganahl, co-founder of Litquake, shares details about the literary festival that opens today in San Francisco; and choreographers Jess Curtis and Claire Cunningham discuss their latest work ‘The Way You Look (at me) Tonight’, currently at CounterPulse.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, October 6 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…

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